BY: BRAD CULLEN
AUGUST 23, 2012
PERFECT! I wish I coulda made my expression bigger.
If you are not getting Gary Sigler’s latest series of “stuff” write to him (firstname.lastname@example.org) and get on his list — if each of us will only get the essence of what SPIRIT is saying through Gary (below) and forget the words he is using, which may tend to have some of us tune out …we will begin to understand what “renewal” (by any other term you want to use) really means! By Brad means: LIVING IN THE PRESENCE AND POWER OF SPIRIT (period).
The sons and daughters of God today are releasing creation from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. However it is every man in his own order. The one new man is growing on the earth as we awaken to our true nature and identity. The one new man is coming to maturity in these earth bodies to manifest the life and the nature of love.
The Law does not produce the one new man. The Law produces divisions in the body. You see; the law is the reason for most divisive acts in what we call, “the church”, today. The organizations are really not the church. It is what we call them. It is the letter of the Law that creates all of the divisions in the churches, because all of them feel that they have to live a certain way; we all have our statements of faith, and we all believe that we are right and everyone else is wrong. Again, I will say that the Law is the root cause of most divisions among God’s people.
Some of the divisions are absolutely ridiculous. There are different beliefs on baptism. Many people believe that to be baptized, you must be baptized in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost. Others believe, whom we call, “Jesus only”, that you must be baptized not in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost, but you must be baptized in the name of Jesus. Most of them say you are not really baptized if you do not do it in Jesus name only.
There are denominations that are split over how to baptize, in what name to baptize in. And those who baptize in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost; they don’t really fellowship with the “Jesus only”, and some of the “Jesus only” people say you must be baptized in the name of Jesus or you are not even saved. I was invited to speak in a group several years ago, but when the pastor asked me if I believed that you must be baptized in the name of Jesus only and I said no he uninvited me to speak.
There are literally hundreds of silly doctrines like that, that divide the people of God, because they believe that serving God is a matter of doing things right, and “right” according to their concepts, “right” according to their precepts as they read the Bible. Well, what should we be baptized in? Should we be baptized in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost, or in the name of Jesus? Would it really make any difference if you are baptized in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost, or if you are baptized into Jesus who is the fullness of that name?
Jesus was the fullness of all that God is.
There are so many doctrines that divide the Body of Christ. It is absolutely ridiculous today. So grace produces the one new man where we all realize that we are one. If we are in a Baptist church, a Lutheran church, a Pentecostal church, a Seventh Day Adventist church or Mormon church; if we realize that we all have the same Father; we all have the same life and nature, we will begin to examine why we are so divided, why we are so mean-spirited, why are we so hateful, and we will begin to seek God for a revelation of His unconditional love. Then we realize what we believe, our differences in what we believe really doesn’t matter all that much.
If we will focus on the oneness, on the life within us, on divine grace, and the enablement to live as Jesus lived on the earth we will discover that our differences do not need to divide us at all. We can believe differently yet still love and fellowship together.
Jesus said, “I am the vine, you are the branches.” Is the branch not the vine? Does the branch not have the same life as the vine? Did Jesus not clearly reveal to His disciples that they were one that “I am in my Father and you are in me and I am in you, and we are complete in oneness?” This is what grace produces, the one new man. So anything that would try to divide you in your mind from a believer needs to be set aside.
The carnal mind living under the law is the creator of most of the divisions in the Body of Christ, living by an outward law thinking that “our way” is the right way, when there is only one way. Jesus taught very clearly, “There is only one way to the Father, and that is through the unveiling of Christ within you, it is the unveiling of His essence, His being, His substance within you. There is no other way. You can intellectually believe in Jesus and still not really know God. You can’t pray enough; you can’t study enough; you can’t read enough. The only thing that will bring us into recognition of oneness is the revelation of His life in us.
When we realize that same life, and nature is in everyone we will become one. Oh, they may not believe like us; they may not talk like us; they may not observe the traditions of our church; they may not believe certain things that we believe. But if we see that the substance of who they are is the substance of who we are, it will bring into manifestation the one new man that Paul preached. Can you just imagine what creation is going to be like as more and more people across the world realize the substance, the being of Christ is within them?
The grace of God produces the New Jerusalem with streets of gold, people who are walking in the divine nature. Hallelujah! – People who are selfless and people who are caring for one another. Grace produces the New Jerusalem, the city of God where nothing enters that makes a lie; nothing enters that is not God-like. This city of God is among us right now. This city of God can be walked in, can be experienced by us today as we begin to walk on the streets of gold in His divine nature.
To be continued . . .
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